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Proofpoint Wins Multiple Gold Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, Named Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company

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Cybersecurity Excellence Awards_2021_3We are thrilled to announce that Proofpoint won top honors in more than 35 different categories at the annual 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, including gold recognitions for most innovative cybersecurity company and best cybersecurity education provider. In addition to our numerous company and solution awards, two of our exceptional leaders were also honored. Lyn Campbell, executive vice president of Customer Success and Information Technology, was named Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, while Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy, was named Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year.

Over 50% of the Fortune 1000 rely on Proofpoint’s people-centric cybersecurity and compliance solutions, and these awards underscore our commitment to ongoing innovation and excellence. Our gold awards address the following marquee customer needs:*

Professional Awards

Gold Winner:     Cybersecurity Woman of the Year (Lyn Campbell, executive vice president of Customer Success and                                                        Information Technology, Proofpoint)

Gold Winner:     Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year (Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint)

A Powerful People-centric Platform

Gold Winner:     Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company

Gold Winner:     Best Cybersecurity Education Provider

Gold Winner:     Cyber Threat Intelligence (Proofpoint Nexus Threat Graph)

Protecting the Number One Threat Vector: Email

Gold Winner:     Anti-Phishing (Proofpoint Email Security)

Gold Winner:     Browser Isolation (Proofpoint Browser Isolation)

Gold Winner:     Fraud Prevention (Proofpoint Fraud Defense)

Gold Winner:     Phishing Detection and Response (Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP))

Gold Winner:     Security Awareness Program (Proofpoint Security Awareness Training)

Gold Winner:     Security Education (Proofpoint Security Awareness Training)

Gold Winner:     Security Education Platform (Proofpoint Security Awareness Training)

Information Protection Across All Users and Platforms

Gold Winner:     AWS Cloud Security (Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (CASB))

Gold Winner:     Azure Cloud Security (Proofpoint CASB)

Gold Winner:     Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) (Proofpoint CASB)

Gold Winner:     Endpoint Security (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     Forensics (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     Google Cloud Security (Proofpoint CASB)

Gold Winner:     Hybrid Cloud Security (Proofpoint CASB, SaaS Isolation, and Meta)

Gold Winner:     Insider Threat Solution (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     Security Investigation (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     Security Monitoring (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     User and Entity Behavior Analytics (Proofpoint Insider Threat Management)

Gold Winner:     Zero Trust Security (Proofpoint Meta)

People-centric Compliance and Archiving

Gold Winner:     Compliance Solution (Proofpoint Compliance Solutions)

Gold Winner:     Data Governance (Proofpoint Information Protection, Archive, and Compliance)

Gold Winner:     eDiscovery (Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, E-Discovery Analytics)

Gold Winner:     Information Archiving (Proofpoint Enterprise Archive)

Gold Winner:     Social Media Security (Proofpoint Digital Risk Protection)

This annual award series honors individuals, products, and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. Winners were selected based on the nomination strength, including demonstrated leadership, excellence, and cybersecurity results, as well as popular votes and cybersecurity community comments.

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*Category listing between 1,000 to 4,999 employees – North America